Health chiefs in Wiltshire say they are planning to provide more care in the community and are consulting on their plans.

Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are holding public meetings to explain their five year plan which sets out how more care can be provided at home or in the community.

This comes following recent comments by Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, about providing more care in the community.

Dr Stephen Rowlands, chairman of Wiltshire CCG, said: “The next five years will be a period of change for healthcare services in Wiltshire.

"Our five-year plan is all about supporting people to live healthy, independent lives in their own homes and communities. We need to keep people out of hospital as much as possible and we will need people to take more responsibility for their own health and the health of others to help us do this.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in healthcare to come along to one of our public meetings if they want to understand what these changes will mean for them and their local NHS services.”

Public meetings are on Tuesday (June 10) at Warminster Civic Centre from 10am to 12noon, on Wednesday (June 11) at Salisbury Guildhall from 6pm to 8pm and on Monday June 16 at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, from 7pm to 9pm.

For more information about Wiltshire CCG’s five year plan go to